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we've been watching the clouds and showers overnight, especially south of us. look at the heavy rains from charleston back toward roanoke, south of charlottesville and richmond. we've had a couple of showers around but they've been very light. you can see the light stuff that's been passing north of us through the baltimore region and upper part of the bay. also from new market to harrisonburg. lighter rains there in the lower part of the valley. maybe clipping over toward culpeper and fredricksburg but around here, not too much. your temps this morning 49 in hagerstown. that's one of the cool spots but it's 60 on the bay in annapolis. 60 in fredricksburg. 52 in leesburg. we sit at 59 and 50 in winchester. this afternoon again that threat for a couple of showers, maybe a rumble of thunder. highs will be in the mid-60s along the bay, about 72 in town. maybe as warm as 75 toward fredricksburg and tappahannock. 5:00 now, monika santami is in with time saver traffic. we're still doing all right. >> we are still doing all right. you head out the door it's not that cold out and we don't have a lot of worries either on the
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major thoroughfares. the beltway looks great. we're going to zoom into the bw parkway and route 50 inside the beltway. no problems on 50 coming in from annapolis all the way to the beltway. your lanes are open. we'll take a live look outside right notice. if you're planning to head over to 270 at route 121 you're fine out of frederick. no problems on 70 as well. traffic moving well this morning. back over to the maps and this time we'll head south on 95 coming up from lorton, newington and springfield on to 395 and on the beltway through annandale and tysons. all of that overnight construction should be cleared up by now and a live look in springfield northbound 95 looking great. just a bit of volume forming right now in the main and hov lanes. coming up in my next report, we'll go to 66 at 5:09. andrea and mike? >> thank you, monika. metro riders will most likely need to shell out more money starting this summer. >> transit system's board is expected to give final approval for fare hikes when it comes to trains, buses, metro access and
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parking. 9 news now reporter delia goncalves joins us live with the details. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, mike, andrea. folks over at metro have always told me if you want a better rail system, it will cost you. but let's be honest. lots of folks that we've talked to have simply said they're not happy and satisfied with paying more money for a system that is still plagued with problems. still despite several public hearings the board is expected to vote today to approve those fare hikes. metro has a $103 million budget deficit. the majority of the money we're told needed will come from d.c., maryland and virginia but guess what? you may have to help close the gap a bit. let's take a look at the proposed hikes we're talking about. the base fare goes up from $195 to $210. the maximum peak fare increases 75 cents to 5.75. off peak prices go up a dime.
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the max off peak is now set at $3.50. you'll also see some increases on the buses. bus fares go up a dime and parking at metro lots and garages that rises 25 cents. we're told these hikes could go in effect in july. that's of course after some computer upgrades and machine upgrades in the system. coming up at 5:30, i'll tell you who will likely be at today's board hearing fighting these proposed fare hikes, even though lots of folks think they're probably a done deal. we'll have more at 5:30. see you then. back to you, mike, andrea. >> delia goncalves reporting live from northwest. the sole survivor of a fiery crash in chevy chase last month has been charged with car theft. he's 18-yard rico richardson of northeast washington. police say richardson and three other teens were traveling in a stolen toyota echo on march 23. when officers discovered the car was stolen and moved in to stop it, the driver sped off. the car crashed into a tree and
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burst into flames. two cousins seated in the back were trapped. they died. we have new information on last friday's dog attack in northeast washington. police in cheverly, maryland say the dogs seen going after these teens in surveillance video, now these dogs have been both euthanized. a cheverly police officer said he stopped a car with dogs inside a few hours after the attack and had to shoot one of the dogs when it came after him. animal control captured and destroyed both animals. it's unclear why authorities in the district thought the dogs were still on the loose. a man who intervened to stop the attack is still recovering from bites to his arm and hands. 5:04. time for the latest your money report of the morning. >> jessica doyle is here with the head lines. good morning. >> good morning. world rally, a party going on around the world. we like that we've been participating in that party. stocks are up around the world this morning, this time falling on the heels of the wall street rally. we can thank blowout earnings from apple that came out on tuesday night. check be the numbers from wall
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street, the dow stands this morning at 13,090 after adding 89 points. nasdaq rose 68 points. that was its biggest one-day gain of the year. tech stocks up 2%. s&p 500 not to be outdone, big day there. it was up by about 19 points. lawmakers are getting closer to saving the u.s. postal service. the senate has passed overhaul legislation that would allow the financially strapped service to avert immediate bankruptcy. the plan would give the post office a cash infusion, an $11 billion refund of its overpayments made to a federal fund to pay down debt and finance buyouts to 100,000 postal employees. it would also delay decisions on closing post offices and ending saturday delivery. this issue now heads to the house. you're going to want a budget a lot more for flights for your summer vacation. airfare says ticket prices are up 10% from last summer. don't be surprised if you pay double what you paid last year to fly in and out of certain
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cities. outrageous price increases for a lot of folks. >> i'll be driving to my summer vacation spot this year. >> but gas prices. >> but they're coming down. >> a little bit. >> what do you have for us in the next 30 minutes. >> one c.e.o. perk that is not going away, we'll talk about that in the next 30 minutes. it's kind of pricey. >> of course. >> moon gin that. >> thank you, jess. -- imagine that. >> thank you, jess. if you were up last night, chances are you did not stay up to watch the caps. >> they had a chance to advance out of the first round. it looked good early. matt hendricks scored the first goal but that was all the offense washington could muster in regulation. tied at 1 in overtime, joel takes the rebound, wins the game for the caps. it's ward's first playoff goal. we'll find out who the caps face in round two after
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tonight's game. the caps are not the only huge sports story here in town today. >> the redskins plan to take heisman winner robert give frin iii in tonight's -- griffin iii in tonight's n.f.l. draft. >> if you thought nothing else about the salahi saga could surprise you, wait a minute. we have something else coming up after the break. what'll it be?
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8 after 5:00 on this thursday morning. we're looking at live doppler 9000 hd because we have a few light showers. you can see them up toward baltimore, west and southwest of warrenton toward culpeper. light sprinkles here and there. we will have the threat for a few showers during the day today. maybe a rumble of thunder. mild this morning in the 50s. we'll climb into the upper 60s, maybe low 70s before the day is out. seven-day forecast coming up in the next five. right now over to monika with time saver traffic. on the inbound side of i-66 things are looking good coming in from manassas toward nutley street and the beltway. on the westbound side of nut lee, right lane blocked with construction, no delay. in my next report, a closer look at virginia roads at 5:16. making news now at 5:09, the supreme court heard arguments over arizona's tough law targeting illegal immigrants. the justice department is suing arizona and five other states which have had similar laws. a ruling is expected in june
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and it could be a tie since justice alaina kagan has to recuse herself because she works on the case at the department of justice. a military judge says she will decide whether or not to dismiss any of the individual counts against army private bradley manning. he is the intelligence analyst accused of turning over classified military documents to the wikileaks website. his trial is scheduled for september. his winery tour business is already the target of a fraud lawsuit from virginia attorney ken cuccinelli. now former white house party crasher tareq is a hall hi -- is a hall hi may took on the political arena. he says he plans to run for governor next year. if you need a hero, you only need to hang on for eight more days. that's because the summer blockbuster season kicks off with a handful of marvel spiness all in one movie. we'll have a preview coming up of the avengers at 5:57. >> at 5:31, more on today's
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vote to get final approval for a new round of metro fare hikes. >> coming up next at 5:15, howard has details on how much rain is headed our way. also a look at the weekend in the seven-day forecast. stay with us.
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coming up on 5:14.
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it's 59 degrees? warmer than the past couple of days. we're going to enjoy it and see rain as well. >> we have a few showers already across the area. they've been fairly light. later we may see some leftier showers or even a rumble or two of thunder. we'll certainly take the rain. we have a deficit that we made a nice dent in earlier in the week. we just want to get rid of it. here's a look at your day planner. uous bus stop forecast first -- your bus stop forecast first. in the 50s with spotty showers. grab the rain gear to be on the safe side. much milder. sunrise at 6:16. as we go throughout the day, spotty showers will be happening at times today. midday maybe the better chance into the mid afternoon as winds go southeast on to southwest. we see temperatures climb into the upper 60s, maybe low 70s if we could just eke out a little bit of sunshine. look at the rain, especially south and west of us. leftier showers, even some lightning showing up, southern west virginia down into north carolina. in ohio, we still see showers and even some storms up through
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northern ohio trashing off to the east, southeast. so it will go across west virginia and some of that will get here later this morning through midday. right now some light showers is what we're seeing off to our north. also south of us. southern maryland, i saw a couple of light sprinkles in charles and st. mary's counties but again this stowf this morning -- this stuff this morning spotty and light. fredericksburg, patuxent river naval air station, low 50s and upper 40s from hagerstown to gaithersburg to baltimore. winchester and cumberland are at 50. locally looking at readings of 51. alexandria and fairfax are 55. it's 51 in haymarket. lovettsville, we love it in lovettsville, 50 degrees in northern loudoun county. on our michael & son weather camera, light winds. the flags are just hanging at the capital. 59. south wind at 6 at reagan national with cloudy skies and the barometer will continue to
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drop 29.81. the bigger picture, here's the first batch of rain we're missing to the south and west. this is what will be sweeping across the region as we go throughout the day today. you'll see our future cast bringing in the heaviest of the showers south and east of us by 10:00. we'll get into the middle of the afternoon and it's really pressing south. i don't think it will be this limited but want to give you an idea of what the computers are saying. the threat of showers midday. even if we miss it today, still another chance with this line of showers coming through tonight through the first part of the night. that will pass. we'll clear out overnight. we're in good shape for friday. unfortunately that front hangs up on us. so saturday looks cool and damp with showers. 72 today. showers, maybe a storm here and there. tonight we're dropping into the 40s. we're going to clear out late. it's going to be colder. breezy tomorrow, 64. and then saturday cool, 58 with showers around.
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saturday's maryland day from 10:00 to 4:00. i think i'll be inside in the journalism building teaching people about the green screen. 62 sunday with an early shower. monday 63. everyone won yesterday. we're all winners all around. happy to say that. i think that's why traffic is so light because everyone is sleeping in this morning. that's a good thing. if you're planning to head around town, let's start with the beltway. the beltway looks great. no problems to report. let's zoom in to the north side of town. things are looking great. route 4, route 5, 301, no problems in southern maryland as you head up toward the beltway past andrews air force base into oxon hill and over the wilson bridge. let's take a live look outside at route 4 pennsylvania avenue and again as i said volumes are light. really that entire stretch of the beltway in prince george's county. let's go back to the maps. this time to the north side of town. all of those major thoroughfares coming in from the north look great out of aspen hill, burtonsville, baltimore, into college park and across toward bethesda on the outer loop of the beltway.
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we'll go to rockville, route 355 in the center of rockville looks great. no problems to report on 270 as well coming in from frederick. in my next report, we'll take a peek at 66 at 5:24. this weekend the national cathedral is resuming one of its programs that's been sus spended since last -- suspended since last summer's earthquake. thattory is coming up. -- that story is coming up. we have a dog in our studio day. we'll explain why and who that young man is in a little bit. >> we want to take another look at our question of the morning. it is the average price for the must have item for women is now over $1100. what is it? a, a wedding dress, b, a handbag, or c, earrings. >> bethany writes all. a, b, and c. i like expensive stuff. we'll have more on your facebook answer coming up.
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all those veggies and beans, that's what may help lower your cholesterol and -- well that's easy [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. it is 5:21. we're looking at live doppler 9000. showers south and west from new market headed toward culpeper. light stuff in southern maryland and in the baltimore area. spotty showers this morning. we have temperatures running in the 50-degree range north, 60s south. looks like most of the rain will stay well south of us. a couple of spotty showers here and there. maybe a peek of sunshine, mostly cloudy. a sunny break or two. in the afternoon still a threat of some showers. this evening a couple of showers as well before we clear
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out overnight. mike, over to you. it's one of those health problems we all talk about regularly here on the news about hiewps. heart -- humans. heart disease. your best friend can also develop cardiovascular issues too. that's why dr. steven rosenthal is bringing a mobile dog health tour to our area. thanks for joining us n. is dixon, right? >> right. >> dixon is a boxer and he is a case in point. he has heart issues. >> he was actually born with a heart defect. now that he's gotten older, he has developed a genetic disorder that boxers are highly prone to. it's anker regularity in his heart rhythm that develops as a result of genetic defect in boxer dogs. we see them all the time and screen for boxers with heart disease all the time. it's something that's very treatable and we can manage, especially when we catch it early in the disease process. >> do dogs have high blood pressure and heart attacks the
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same thing humans have? >> they have similar disorders. there's incidence of about 10% or 10% to 12% of the general population of dogs have heart disease. 15% of the cat population has some sign of heart disease. high blood pressure being some of those. dogs oftentimes develop problems with their heart valves or their heart muscle. and again if we can screen for it and catch it early, many times we can treat it and prolong their life expectancy. >> is it treated with medication or dogs actually have heart surgery too? is that something that happens? >> most often we treat it medically. there are different surgical procedures that can be performed for dogs, including implantation of pacemakers, certain devices that we can implant in their heart with a catheter. mostly we treat it with medications. >> so people come. your mobile unit will be in hyattsville, maryland. what do you do? put leads on them and check
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their heart rate? >> at this mobile unit, it's a mobile examination room. i'll just be doing a physical examination on these patients with a stethoscope just like this. and we do have the ability to do electrocardiograms, echo cardiogram although not at this health clinic. if we find issues on their physical exam, then oftentimes we would recommend either having them seen by their primary care veterinarian or my group is a group of cardiologists with nine locations around the baltimore- washington area with certified cardiologists that can examine their dog. >> again, it's going to be? >> between 3:00 and 7:00 this afternoon in hyattsville. >> dr. rosenthal, thank you for joining us this morning. over to you, andrea. redskins fans are still excited about tonight's draft. we'll hear from rgiii's parents
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coming up. >> here's monika. >> on the inbound side of i-66 things still looking great coming in from centreville all the way to fairfax on the beltway. no problems on the beltway through annandale and tysons. coming up in my next report, a closer look at virginia roads at 5:29. you're watching 9news now. we'll be right back. achoo! nasal allergy symptoms
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she'll have traffic momentarily. >> had about four hours of sleep last night. >> your replacement is right over there. >> some days it sounds good. weather wise, a couple of showers around this morning. they're spotty and light. we may get a few more before the day is out. maybe a rumble of thunder. we start with a look at the day planner. a lot milder, too. you'll notice temps this morning about 20 degrees warmer than they were this time yesterday. upper 50s and even 25 in some spots. during the day a couple of showers, maybe a rumble of thunder, 60 'ish midday. if we get enough sunshine, maybe we'll squeeze into the 70s today. showers down across southern virginia. back in ohio, look at this. we've got this to watch. this is going to cross northern west virginia. a better chance south of d.c. than north of d.c. for some heavier showers but as we look at live doppler 9000 right now, light sprinkles from calvert and st. mary's coming into
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southern prince george's county there. and charms as well -- charles as well. to the south and west culpeper back toward the park and the valley, that's where we're seeing steadier showers. let's go to monika right now at 5:29. she's got an update on time saver traffic. where is your little guy? >> he is asleep in bed. >> stayed up late last night watching the game? >> that's right. that's fine. he's watching from home and that's great. things are looking great outside as well. no problems to report on the beltway. we're going to zoom in first of all to the south side of town. things are looking good on 95 coming frup dale city from -- up from dale city to woodbridge. let's take a live look in springfield. it's just beginning to see some volume here. we'll go a little further north on to 395 here at duke street. again this looks fine up to the 14th street bridge and your main and hov lanes i'm happy to say. let's go back over to the maps and this time to the other side of town looking at 66 on the inbound side.
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that's also incident free from manassas. we'll go live outside at the american legion bridge. west side of the beltway is also incident free. in my next report, we'll go to 270 at 5:39. today police in baltimore plan to release more information about an arrest in a year old murder case. >> workers at the dam found felicia barnes' body in the susquehanna river last april. her death was ruled a homicide. the 16-year-old vanished in december of 2010. she was in maryland visiting her half sister at the time. the half sister's boyfriend michael johnson is now under arrest. this is the day the defense will present its case at the trial of michael gardner. the falls church businessman is charged with child molestation. one of his three young accusers took the stand yesterday. she said she was at gardner's home last june for his daughter's slumber party. she woke up to find gardner messing with her comforter, that he touched her
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inappropriately three separate times during the night. metro's board of directors is expected to approve widespread fare increases for bus and rail customers. the new fares will take effect in the summer two years after the last big fare hike. 9 news now reporter delia goncalves is live at the tinley town station. she has more on how will you pay more. good morning, delia. >> reporter: good morning. that is not good news for anyone paying more for rail but metro says a better system means you might have to pay for it. it seems like today's vote is pretty much a done deal but there is going to be one group specifically of riders at today's board meeting really trying to do a last-minute stop of this hike. we're talking about disabled metro riders. they're going to be at the meeting and they say the board is cutting of its nose despite its face by getting rid of the peak of the peak fares which is a huge money make foremetro, but -- for metro but metro says the current pay system is far too complicated. they're trying to ease and
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simplify the system. the accessibility advisory committee also says the 5% hikes put an undue burden on low income disabled riders who are already paying more for public transportation. they will be at the board meeting later today. we'll see if they're successful in trying to get their message across, but metro says they're dealing with a huge budget deficit and hoping that these rate hikes will supplement just a bit, supplement that budget gap. coming up at 6:00, we'll take a very close look at what you're expected to pay maybe this summer. mike, back to you. >> deep breath. thanks, delia. a salem ceremony is going to take place today at the national law enforcement officers memorial in washington. the name of a virginia tech police officer sadly is going to be added to that uponment. officer derek crouse and for others were killed last summer. crouse was killed when he was
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ambushed during a traffic stop. a mass casualty drill is scheduled to start at 9:00 a.m. mock victims from collisions involving bicycles will be transported to several area hospitals, but the exercises will not affect normal hospital operations. don't be startled if you hear the sound of blasting in northwest washington today. it's part of the broke ject to build a new -- project to build a new science and engineering hall at george washington university. it's taking place between 22nd, 23rd, h and i streets. an air horn will sound 15, 5 and then 1 minute before any blasting. that blasting is expected to continue for four to six months. 5:34 now. time for another your money report. >> jessica doyle is back with a look at c.e.o. perks. >> that's right. a lot of companies have been actually in the process of trimming a lot of these c.e.o. perks, but it appears one perk has been hands off.
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our partners at "u.s.a. today" report that companies are still paying for country club dues. this is particularly the case for regional banks and financial firms. for example, a proxy filing last week showed california- based pacific mercantile bank paid $125,000 for membership for its c.e.o. for so-called business development purposes. the cost of college keeps going up. a brookhouse and cooper study finds that tuition at the average college or university skyrocketed 57% in the last decade. the average student now owes $25,000 and since grads are having trouble finding work, about a third of borrowers are at least 30 days behind in their payments. to make matters even worse, the cost of student loans could be surging as well if congress doesn't step in and i'm going to bring you that story in a special your money report in just 30 minutes. as early risers we obsess about the quality of our sleep. how would you like to shake a
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recurring nightmare or control your dreams to make them more entertain something there's an app for that. there's an iphone app created to influence your dreams. here's what you do. before you go to bed you select words in the app related to things you'd like to experience while dreaming. then when you're most likely to be dreaming, the app whispers the words in a soft voice, "watch 9news now." " get up and watch 9news now." it costs 99 cents. >> i like that. >> i do, too. wouldn't it be great if you could control your dreams? >> i'm paranoid. i don't trust it. they want to sell you something in the middle of it. >> give your bank account. >> exactly. >> thank you. jessica doesn't have any time to sleep or dream because she's back with daily deals right after the break. >> plus, national cathedral tradition suspended after last summer's earthquake is
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5:38. we're out on the weather terrace. zach and philip with me. we're comfortable, in the 50s. they think it's cool. compared to the 30s yesterday, this feels a whole lot better. going to be outside for a while, grab the jacket or rain gear. we may have a few showers and maybe a rumble of thunder. temperatures won't be moving too much. by noon still about 60. this afternoon mid- to upper 60s, perhaps low 70s with enough sunshine but again a chance for that shower or store. we'll go inside where it's milder and have your seven-day forecast coming up in about five minutes and problems for the weekend. monika will let you know if there are any problems on the morning roads. on the southbound side of the bw parkway, word of an overturned vehicle and police just arriving on the scene. i'll have more information on that coming up in my next
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report at 5:48. i've been combing through the day's daily deals, e-mails and retailer web sites to find you deep discounts. here are some of my favorites. want to see the mo town show friday night at warner theater? $25 for a ticket, a 67% discount. there are limited quantities available on this one. or maybe you want to hit the links. this deal is on living social. pay $54 for a golf package for. that's a $108 value. the deal is good any time monday through friday or after 11:00 a.m. on the weekends. target is taking 30% off bedroom furniture for your kids. this is for the finley bedroom collection. if you're a local merchant with
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a deal for our viewers, i'd love to hear from you on facebook. >> thank you, jess. would you like to meet some of the 9 news now team, some of the anchors? head over to college park saturday for maryland day at the university of maryland. it's an annual open house at the college at the university of maryland. it runs from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. there are more than 430 events there, including carnival rides, weather wind tunnels. stop by knight hall and you can meet the 9news now team. i'll be there. andrea, howard, monika as well as the folks from our evening shows, derek, leslie, topper and to see a more indepth preview of some of the exhibits, tune into 9news now on friday at 5:00 and 6:00 and i'll be there giving live coverage from campus. the national cathedral plans to resume tours of its unique gargoyles. they had to be suspended following the eskt quake last august -- earthquake last august which caused millions of dollars in damage.
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the cathedral staff calls this another step on the road to recovery. more than 20 gargoyle tours are expected on sundays and thursdays throughout the summer. some tsa agents are willing to look the other way for a price. that story is coming up. plus, tonight is the night redskins fans believe they'll receive their quarterback of the future. we'll hear from rgiii's parents about the buildup to the n.f.l. draft. >> birthday time. architects responsible for several buildings on the boston skyline is 935 today. some places i go really aggravate my allergies.
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welcome to 9news now. 5:46 this thursday morning. closer to the weekend but will you need a jacket or a rain coat? >> good question. a raincoat for sure. temperatures are down north of town near 50. so that's a little cool. south of town about 60 right now. you might be able to tolerate that with just a little rain gear this morning. we do have some showers around. it is not going to be an all day rain but the threat for showers will be with us through much of the day. here's a look at the bus stop forecast calling for spotty showers. seems to be a better concentration south of washington right now. temperatures running in the 50s to about 60. again 50ish north. 60ish south. the sunrise at about 6:16 this morning. we are looking at a cloudy day with some sunny breaks. temperatures will be climbing
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up toward 60 by lunch time. maybe the low 60s at 1:00. this is perhaps when we'll see a passing shower or rumble of thunder here through the afternoon. then still could be some breaks late. highs upper 60s with enough breaks, low 70s. winds becoming southwest at 10 miles an hour. here's a look at the dopplers across the region. you see the heavy stuff and with lightning as well down across the north carolina, virginia border. we've seen some lightning and thunder in parts of west virginia. that seems to be diminishing just a bit. ohio upstream, we're still seeing some showers and trying to get a little thunder here in central, even northern ohio. this stuff has the best shot of making its way across west virginia, southwestern pennsylvania, and toward us. right now south and west of town is where we're seeing the more concentrated rain, emily around charlottesville. some of this getting up toward culpeper, new market, luray, not far from stafford and fredricksburg we're seeing some of the showers move in now. there's been an area of showers up north of town that's been weakening a little bit in the baltimore region where their temperature is 52 this morning.
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so that's about 20 degrees warmer than yesterday's lows. we had some lower 30s. it's 49 in hagerstown. south of us we're still 60 in fredricksburg. patuxent naval air station is 60. winchester is 50 this morning and luray 54 degrees. outside on our michael & son weather camera, good visibility out there. we've got cloudy skies, 59. south wind at 6 and our humidity at 64%. big picture, we're really watching all this stuff in the great lakes and midwest as it's coming through here moving east, southeast. we'll be watching that. plus, severe storms through kentucky. this comes through today. tomorrow actually later on tonight we'll clear out overnight down into the 40s. tomorrow looks good but unfortunately the weekend not looking so hot, especially on saturday. i know maryland day. i know, i know. 72, mild today with some scattered showers, maybe some thunder. if we get enough clouds, we'll stay in the upper 60s. tomorrow 64, a little breezy. then a cool, damp saturday
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upper 50s with showers around. sunday maybe an early shower, partly sunny, 62. and late tuesday into wednesday, we warm into the 70s but a returning chance for some showers. it's 5:48. 59 degrees. monika is in now with time saver traffic. we've got some new problems. >> we do unfortunately. if you're planning to head in on the bw parkway, you'll want to know about n. it's an overturned vehicle on the southbound side of the bw parkway between route 4 a 50 and 2 -- 450 and 202. we're hearing from authorities all lanes are blocked at the scene of the accident. an overturned vehicle inside the beltway on the blood pressure w parkway. maybe you want to -- beltway on the bw parkway. maybe you want to use kenilworth. two separate problems, both on route 50. outside the beltway and the bw parkway inside the beltway. on the north side of town the beltway is fine it college park and silver spring. no issues to report. we'll take a live look at georgia avenue where we're looking g. both loops of the
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beltway between 95 and 270. more on the situation on the bw parkway coming up at 6:00. making news now at 5:49, just about 5:50, video posted online shows explosions in the syrian city of hamas. activists say at least 12 people died in the last and dozens more wowngdzed. in this. france is -- wounded in this. france is calling for a -- [indiscernible] several currents and former tsa screeners at los angeles international airport have been indicted on federal drug trafficking charges. they're accused of taking bribes from a drug courier who wanted to smuggle cocaine and other substances through security check points. as expected, john edwards' defense team is questioning the credibility of the prosecution's star witness. former edwards' aide claimed to
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have fathered edwards' mistress' child. the hopes of redskins fans shot sky high last night when the team -- last month rather when the team traded up to the number two overall pick in tonight's n.f.l. draft. >> which means washington can select the heisman trophy winner baylor quarterback robert grifs finish iii. -- griffin iii. our dave owens is in new york. he talked with his parents. >> reporter: i'm here with the painchts of robert -- parents of robert griffin iii. as crazy as this has to be for rgiii, rg mom, has it been a whirlwind the last couple of months? >> it's been a blessing. we're glad to be here for the draft, n.f.l. draft. it's just been a blessing. it's been a phenomenal year for us. it's not an ending but a beginning of something new. we're just blessed and glad to be here. >> reporter: you've had a very
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close relationship with your son. what have you told him as he comes up on this very important time when the entire area of d.c. wants him to be the king of d.c.? >> i just told him to stay humble, work hard. yes, you won the heisman but you have to be hungry. you have a point to prove. he's doing that. he's staying in great shape. i keep checking on him to make sure he's doing those type of things. >> reporter: is it daunting a little bit to know d.c. is so thirsty for him, they want him so bad? is it almost overwhelming a little bit? >> no, actually it's encouraging and makes me feel good, sort of reminds me when he initially went to baylor and how the community opened their arms and received our whole family. so it's an awesome feeling to know you're going somewhere if he actually gets picked by the redskins to go somewhere where you're really wanted. >> reporter: i've got news for you, mom. he's going to get picked by the
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redskins. >> that was dave owens reporting from new york city. tonight our 9 sports crew will be in new york and live at redskins park. we'll hear rgiii's reaction to his selection on 9news at 11:00. the average price for this must have item for women is now over $1100. what is it? is it a, a wedding dress, b, handbag, or c, earrings? >> our facebook friend kate says she doesn't care about anything. just go caps. i can't believe they won. i can't get over they won. we'll reveal the answer to the question in about an hour. metro's board may give final approval to a fare hike later today. we'll explain coming up. >> plus, it could be the first huge blockbuster hit of the summer. we'll hear from the stars of the avengers. >> the cost of student loans could be going way up if
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we are coming up towards 6:00 a.m. in a few minutes. a couple of showers, moderate ones southwest of us. even down 95 from woodbridge
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south to stafford into charles county seeing a few showers now. spotty showers this morning. most of it south of town. by 9:00 mostly cloudy, maybe an isolated shower, 58. we'll be in the 60-degree range at noon. climbing well up into the 60s this afternoon. again with the threat of a spotty shower or rumble of thunder. mike and andrea? captain america, thore, iron man all had movies of their own in recent years. now the super heroes are teaming up. >> marvel comic fans know what comes next. all of these characters are joining forces to form the avengers and fight off evil. the film opens a week from tomorrow. >> reporter: marvel super heroes are leaping from comic books to the big screen. in the 3-d action movie the avengers. chris evans plays captain america but off convenience he played social planner for the cast, including scarlett
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johansson. they all spent last summer shooting the movie in new mexico. >> we heard about the text messages that went out. >> i tried to orchestrate to offset entertainment. you want to try and nurture the relationships because it's a good chance we make another one of these. >> reporter: even the incredible hulk got in on the action. it was a break from shooting some uncomfortable scenes. >> are you kidding me? the day i walked on the set and i'm wearing my little leotard looking like a chinese checker board and i walk out there and i'm like -- they all look at me like, are you going to do it like that? >> i'm in the middle of an interrogation. >> reporter: johannson who packs a punch as the black widow still pokes phone at the messages. >> i was like you quirk. we love it, though. >> we went to a motley crue concert. it's a great group.
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>> reporter: robert downy, jr.'s first iron man filmed laid the foundation for the avengers four years ago. and now that the super heroes have finally joined forces to save the world, they're hoping to be a mighty force at the box office. cbs news, los angeles. >> will we see stan lee i wonder. >> i don't know but we'll definitely be seeing more after this. >> are they doing it at imax too? >> imax 3-d. that's going to be cool. they say do not leave when the credits start rolling. there's more. and you start off with watching us on 9news now at 6:00 a.m. do not leave urge the very end. im-- until the very end. >> we're only in 2d, not i dx max. for me that's a good thing. i'm mike hydeck. monika santami will have task


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